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Friday, May 7, 2021
Tags: the Ministry of Labor
New regulations applicable to foreign workers in Vietnam New regulations applicable to foreign workers in Vietnam
Under Government Decree 152/2020/ND-CP dated December 30, 2020, on management of foreign workers in Vietnam and recruitment and management of Vietnamese workers for Vietnam-based foreign entities and individuals, a foreign worker may be exempt from Vietnam’s work permit.
Labor Code helps build harmonious stable and progressive industrial relations during Vietnams international integration Labor Code helps build harmonious, stable and progressive industrial relations during Vietnam’s international integration
The new Labor Code was passed last November with major amendments and will take effect from the beginning of next year. Compared to the Labor Code which was enacted for the first time in 1994 and revised four times in 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2012, the 2019 Labor Code (the Code) has fundamental and comprehensive revisions and becomes a new legal framework facilitating the building of harmonious, stable and progressive industrial relations in the context of a socialist-oriented market economy and making Vietnam’s labor law better match international labor standards and serve the international integration process of the country.
Government issues new rules on foreign workers in Vietnam Government issues new rules on foreign workers in Vietnam
The Government recently issued Decree No 152/2020/ND-CP featuring regulations on foreigners working in Vietnam and the recruitment and management of Vietnamese working for foreign organizations and individuals in the country.
Vietnam developed a sound legal framework to promote gender equality: UN expert Vietnam developed a sound legal framework to promote gender equality: UN expert
The United Nations Population Fund Country Office in Vietnam has recently rendered technical support to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in preparing a review report of 10 years of implementing the Law on Gender Equality of Vietnam. On this occasion, Naomi Kitahara, UNFPA Representative in Vietnam, grants Vietnam Law & Legal Forum magazine an interview on the results achieved in Vietnam’s gender equality work as well as things that should be improved in the future.
ASEAN senior labor officials gather online for 16th meeting ASEAN senior labor officials gather online for 16th meeting
The 16th ASEAN Senior Labor Officials’ Meeting took place via video conference on October 26, with the participation of representatives from the 10 member states and the ASEAN Secretariat.
Vietnams juvenile justice as compared to common juvenile justice models around the world Vietnam’s juvenile justice as compared to common juvenile justice models around the world
This paper outlines the remarkable evolution of juvenile justice in Vietnam. It discusses the extent to which Vietnamese juvenile justice and related laws and policies have been shaped by identifiable ideologies and models of intervention. Moreover, the legal framework governing juvenile justice, mainly the 2016 Law on Children, the 2015 Penal Code, the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code and the 2010 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments, is introduced to show the complex and scattered state of relevant legislation. The paper offers a short analysis of actors who perform the juvenile justice role or function and reveals a system without specialization or clear separation from the justice system for adult offenders. In addition to identifying emerging characteristics of the system, the author compares these with some typical juvenile justice models around the world, namely the welfare model, the justice model and the restorative model, and concludes that the Vietnamese model is a hybrid mixture of these three ones. Finally, the author makes some recommendations on shaping the juvenile justice system of Vietnam in conformity with international standards in order to meet access-to-justice needs of Vietnamese juvenile offenders.
10-year implementation of Law on Gender Equality reviewed 10-year implementation of Law on Gender Equality reviewed
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) co-hosted an event on September 24 to release the independent Review of Ten Years of Implementing the Law on Gender Equality.
PM requests people-centered economic recovery solutions PM requests people-centered economic recovery solutions
Economic development must be ensured amid the COVID-19 pandemic to provide jobs and guarantee people’s livelihoods, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on August 19.
Draft sets out working conditions for minor employees Draft sets out working conditions for minor employees
Employers might employ persons aged under 15 to do jobs suitable to their health but must obtain the consent of their parents or guardians. It is highlighted in a draft circular on employment of under-15 persons prepared by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Draft law offers more supports for Vietnamese guest workers Draft law offers more supports for Vietnamese guest workers
Vietnamese guest workers would be provided with employment placement and psychosocial counseling services when returning home after completing their overseas employment contracts.

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